Superbly embroidered a peacock is perched upon a pine branch with its tail feathers gloriously arrayed while the peahen looks upwards towards her flamboyant companion. Peafowls in traditional Japanese art have religious and auspicious symbolism. In Buddhist iconography, they are considered to be guardians from disaster and hardship because they can safely consume poisonous plants, snakes, and insects that would harm humans. They are also symbols of wisdom and said to have the power to steer the faithful away from evil. Because of the multiplicity of “eyes” on the tail feathers, peacocks were also associated with fecundity, a large and healthy family, and wealth in general. All of this traditional symbolism was transferred to modern images of the peacock as a symbol of success and general prosperity.
Fix your gaze for just a moment and you'll fall headlong for this obi as home/wall decor, rich use of materials, stupendous fabrics and colors.
Condition: excellent vintage. Slight base discoloration and patina. Folding lines are visible and some fine snags. Price adjusted accordingly.
This obi is double sided.
Width: 12.5 inches (32 cm).
Length: 160 inches (405 cm-4 meters 5 cm).
Interested buyers are highly encouraged to ask all necessary questions before purchase. Thank you.